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Caravan of Care

Volunteers from all over landed upon Effingham County last week as part of Habitat for Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County gives go-ahead to Grandview proposal

Effingham County will go ahead with a unique agreement with the developers of Grandview for water and sewer service.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Assessment notices a hot topic for county

D-Day for Effingham County property owners is June 5 this year.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A medal for honor

Richard Alton Saxon, by his own admission, doesn't like to blow his own horn.

May 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Builder wants help from county for architect's charges

Effingham County commissioners will try to work out an agreement with the builder of the new justice complex to settle more than $100,000 back charges.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon local to walk 60 miles during Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day

CJ Satterfield of Rincon will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family seeks kidney donor for ailing son

Riding around his house on a large toy bike, Daniel Trowell could easily be mistaken for a preschooler. He smiles easily from ear to ear and laughs heartily. However, he talks like a child much older than he looks.

May 26, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff's deputies to get new vests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department will be getting new bullet-proof vests, thanks to a Department of Justice grant the county commissioners accepted this week.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Scratch off game pays off for one Guyton woman

A Guyton woman has won $50,000 playing the Georgia lottery.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Four counties to participate in Special Olympics

Athletes from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties will come together to compete in the 2007 Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 Summer Games on Wednesday at Savannah Country Day School (SCDS) and Bacon Park Golf Complex. Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. at SCDS.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Oxedine urges residents to look into flood coverage

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine joins FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to remind consumers that experts are predicting another above-average hurricane season, and now is the time for people to protect their homes and property against the most frequent natural disaster in America - floods.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Grandson of Guyton native receives Navy Bronze Star

Lt. Cmdr. John L. Lowery, grandson of the late John and Dorothy Crapps of Guyton, was awarded the Bronze Star at the Naval Sea System Command in Washington, D.C. for his actions in countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bieber to be tried as an adult

An Effingham County teen will be tried as an adult for fatally stabbing his younger brother and the stabbing of his parents on April 20 in Guyton.

May 22, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon gets GEFA loan

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Interim Executive Director Gregory R. Mason announced last Thursday that a loan of $2,904,759 has been executed with Rincon to expand and upgrade the current Sweigoffer Creek treatment facility.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Developers offer unique proposal to county

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider a unique proposal from a developer to put in water and sewer lines when they meet Tuesday.

May 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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